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Pasco Animal Services reviews procedures after dog is put down

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Sally was euthanized one day after a rescue group asked to adopt her. Sally was euthanized one day after a rescue group asked to adopt her.
LAND O' LAKES, FL (WFLA) -

Last Friday, a mixed breed dog was euthanized at Pasco Animal Services. The day before, a rescue group sent an email stating that they wanted the dog.

John Malley, director of Animal Services, says a mistake was made.

"We did have a miscommunication with that we are currently looking at the policy and the entire process it's a very serious matter in which one of the animals was over looked."

The dog, named "Sally" by the rescue group, was put to sleep Friday morning. Now animal services is trying to figure out why it happened.

Malley said, "There is multiple levels of checks and balances in this instance. We've decided to go back in and look at the policy standard operating procedures and a system of review for that."

Pasco County Commissioner Pat Mulieri has two dogs from the shelter: a Chihuahua and a Poodle.  "It's very, it was very sad animal control is trying their best to turn things around."

When asked how she would grade Malley's job performance, Mulieri said, "I think he's trying I think he is at a B level and part of the problem is the quantity."

The quantity the commissioner is referring to is the number of cats and dogs in the shelter. They can care for 150 animals, but currently have 200.

Both Commissioner Mulieri and director Malley say the goal is to adopt out as many pets as possible. But without support from rescue groups and citizens more animals will have to be put down.

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